Tuesday 24 November, 2020

Women's T20 World Cup: Windies beat debutants Thailand by 7 wickets

A screen grab of West Indies players celebrating the fall of a Thailand wicket at the ICC Women's T20 World Cup in Australia on Saturday, February 22, 2020.

A screen grab of West Indies players celebrating the fall of a Thailand wicket at the ICC Women's T20 World Cup in Australia on Saturday, February 22, 2020.

West Indies opened their ICC Women's T20 World Cup campaign with a seven-wicket victory over debutants Thailand at the WACA Ground in Perth, Australia on Saturday.

Chasing 79 to win, West Indies were in early trouble on 27 for three but skipper Stafanie Taylor (26 not out) and Shermaine Campbelle ( 25 not out) then got together at the crease to put the Caribbean team over the line with 20 balls to spare and seven wickets in hand. West Indies replied with 80 for three.

Openers Hayley Matthews (16) and Lee-Ann Kirby (3) and Deadra Dottin (2) were the West Indies wickets to fall.

Earlier, a spirited bowling performance helped West Indies to restrict Thailand to 78 for nine in the allotted 20 overs.

Thailand, who opted to bat first on their World Cup debut lost their opening two wickets with just 11 runs on the board.

Nattaya Boochatham (2) and Nattakan Chantam (9) both failed to leave a mark. West Indies kept on taking wickets at regular intervals and Thailand struggled to create any sort of momentum.

Nannapat Koncharoenkai top-scored for Thailand with 33 runs.

Taylor was the most successful bowler for West Indies with three for 13 from three overs.

Brief Scores: West Indies 80-3 (Stafanie Taylor 26*, Shemaine Campbelle 25*, Soraya Lateh 1-22) defeat Thailand 78/9 (Nannapat Koncharoenkai 33, Naruemol Chaiwai 13, Stafanie Taylor 3-13) by seven wickets.

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